Kory Lunsford, Head of Current/VP Original Series at Disney Branded Television will be leaving the company to join CakeStart as President and Partner.

(CAKE/Kickstart Entertainment)

(CAKE/Kickstart Entertainment)

What’s Happening:

  • CAKE and Kickstart Entertainment announced that Kory Lunsford will be taking over as President and Partner for the new venture CakeStart, a full-service production company that will produce and develop kids’ and family live action projects.
  • Lunsford will be leaving his current role as Head of Current/VP Original Series at Disney Branded Television.
  • Over the last 20 years at Disney, Lunsford has developed and produced several series including Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, Good Luck Charlie, Liv and Maddie, Jessie, and more.
  • Based in London, CAKE is a leading independent entertainment company specialising in production, distribution, development, and financing of kids’ and family programming.
  • Kickstart Entertainment has produced over 600 episodes of television and 20 feature films, including Amazon’s The Boys and AMC’s Preacher.

What They’re Saying:

  • Jason Netter, Kickstart Founder and CEO: “Kory Lunsford has developed and produced amazing content over the last 20 years and he has extensive relationships with creators, writers, filmmakers and talent. Bringing those talents together with CAKE and Kickstart will give us the foundation to grow our ability to create and exploit global live action content in the kids and family space.”
  • Ed Galton CEO at CAKE: “We’ve seen a growing demand for live action content from all over the world and are excited to be partnering with Kickstart and Kory whose expertise and reputation as one of the most seasoned veterans in the industry, brings significant fire power to the growth of this business.”
  • Kory Lunsford: “I am incredibly honored and thrilled to be partnering with Jason and Ed on this new venture. Combining the stellar reputations of CAKE and Kickstart with my experience and passion for delivering the highest quality content for kids and family audiences around the world has us all very excited about the endless opportunities that lie ahead.”